Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to reporters following a news conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006. Reid collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn’t personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show.
Washington Post: Mr. Reid’s Nondisclosure
Philadelphia Inquirer: Practice what you preach
A lucrative land deal benefiting U.S. Senate minority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) deserves full scrutiny by the Senate ethics committee.
In 1998, Reid purchased undeveloped residential property on the outskirts of Las Vegas for $400,000. He bought one lot outright, and a second lot with a partner, Jay Brown. In 2001, Reid sold the land for the same price to a corporation created by Brown. Reid retained an ownership stake in the corporation and continued to pay taxes on the property. There was no written agreement; Brown told the Associated Press that the two had been friends for 35 years and didn’t need one.
With the Mark Foley Sex Scandal poised to sink the GOP and Democrat corruption of which the Harry Reid and William Jefferson Scandals come to immediate mind, isn’t it time to rethink TERM LIMITS for Congress and the United States Senate?
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